Built ca. 1862, the Lightner Farmhouse served as a hospital for Union troops after the Battle of Gettysburg. The house is a graceful brick Federal-style building, surrounded by nineteen acres of peaceful countryside. Guests can rock on the porch as the afternoon breeze wafts scents from the gardens. We have taken care to preserve the original character of the farmhouse, including wide moldings, random-plank floors and four fireplaces. Bedrooms are decorated in themes inspired by quilt designs, each with a private bath containing hair dryers. A three-course country breakfast is served on individual oak tables in the dining room. Guests may use the Victorian parlor, furnished in period antiques and filled with interesting reading material about the battle. The common room, with exposed oak beams, a brick floor and large walk-in fireplace, serves as the gathering place in which our guests can relax. Games, a television, and videos are available for entertainment. The farmhouse has central air conditioning.
5 on May 09, 2016
Spent 6 nights here. Dennis, Eileen, and Jason could not have been more accommodating. From handling our special dietary needs to providing helpful tips on the area, they really made our vacation something special. If you're coming to Gettysburg, this is the place to stay!
5 on May 07, 2016
We had a wonderful stay in the Walnut Cottage. The room was as described and the Hosts were very nice. Will mostly likely visit this place again.
4.0 on April 04, 2016
Had the best time here at Lightner Farmhouse. Very friendly innkeepers, clean rooms and wonderful hospitality and food. Will definitely come back again.
4.0 on March 23, 2016
We had a wonderful weekend. Everyone is so very friendly and totally awesome! Want to go again soon.
5 on March 15, 2016
We were warmly welcomed by the innkeepers to this very historic civil war house and had a comfortable stay with great food. The special Battlefield Tour given by author J.D. Petruzzi was exceptional and kept us captivated!
5 on December 14, 2015
My wife and I celebrated 15 years of marriage at the Lightner this past November. We enjoyed every minute of our stay. The house was beautifully decorated for Christmas. Eileen, Dennis and Jason are extremely knowledgeable of the area and were great conversationalists during the amazing breakfast meals. Eileen even invited us to church on Sunday morning making us feel so welcomed. We felt like family the entire time. We highly recommend people take some time to visit this wonderful place. Mike and Cyndi McClintock (Medina, OH)
4.6 on October 18, 2015
We enjoyed the Lightner Farmhouse, conveniently near the Gettysburg batttlefield we had come to visit. Our room Cedar has its owni entrance and is convenient on the first floor. Very comfortable. Conversations were quite audible; however, it quieted later in the evening. Eileen is very informative with the interesting history, dining spots and local points of interest.
5 on October 12, 2015
We would choose this B and B again and again! Fabulous from beginning to end!
5 on October 12, 2015
We always enjoy our stay at the Lightner Farnhouse B&B. Will not stay anywhere else when we are in Gettysburg.
3.6 on September 23, 2015
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The bed was so comfortable and I slept better than at home. Eileen once taught history and she was delightfully knowledgeable about the historic property and Gettysburg.
The Cedar Room is located on the first floor with a private entrance off the side porch of the farmhouse. It has a queen bed and private bath with easy access to porch sitting.
The Chestnut Room has a queen size brass bed and a quiet elegance. Private bath.
The Oak room is on the second floor of the Inn. It is a quiet room to the rear of the building with a full bath and queen bed.
The Maple room is a bright, colorful room overlooking the front lawn of the farmhouse. It includes a queen bed and a private bath with shower.
The Birch room is a bright room in the front of the house with a queen size bed, private bath and a patriotic color scheme.
The Pine Tree Suite is a third floor suite perfect for a private get a way for a couple or a family with children over 12 years of age. The bedroom with a queen bed is separate from the sitting room with a TV and daybed with a trundle.
The Walnut Cottage is to the rear of the house built over the original summer kitchen of the farmhouse. It is a two story accommodation with a wrap around porch, lots of privacy.
Country setting, Countryside, Small town
Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington) 59 miles
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Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Tours, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
Computer, Fireplace, Fridge, Private entrance, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wired internet
Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, ghost stories, paranormal investigations, dinner/storytelling package, Shopping, Ski rentals
Eileen and Dennis Hoover
Cats , Dogs , no pets reside in the B&B
Both Dennis and Eileen love gardening, spending time with their pug and entertaining guests. Eileen holds a Masters Degree in American History and welcomes questions. Both innkeepers are happy to help with tourist advice.
Low fat , Vegetarian , gluten free available also
Chef Jason prepares some of the best pancakes around served with a side of bacon or sausage. We use our own mix for pancakes and waffles which makes them bake up light and fluffy.